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# On Saturday morning, Malachi will begin a camping vacation a

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30 Nov 2008, 06:16
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On Saturday morning, Malachi will begin a camping vacation and he will return home at the end of the first day on which it rains. If on the first three days of the vacation the probability of rain on each day is 0.2, what is the probability that Malachi will return home at the end of the day on the following Monday?

A. 0.008
B. 0.128
C. 0.488
D. 0.512
E. 0.640

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30 Nov 2008, 06:21
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On Saturday morning, Malachi will begin a camping vacation and he will return home at the end of the first day on which it rains. If on the first three days of the vacation the probability of rain on each day is 0.2, what is the probability that Malachi will return home at the end of the day on the following Monday?

A. 0.008
B. 0.128
C. 0.488
D. 0.512
E. 0.640

probability that will not rain is 1-0,2=0,8. Two days there won't rain, and on the third day, Monday, prob. of rain is 0,2. So, 0,8 x 0,8 x 0,2 = 0,128

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30 Nov 2008, 06:23
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Re-phrasing the question:
What is the probability of: Saturday: No rain, Sunday: No rain, Monday: Rain

Probablity of rain = 0.2
Therefore, probability of no rain = 0.8

0.8*0.8*0.2 = 0.128
Hence B
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12 Jan 2014, 04:18
On Saturday morning, Malachi will begin a camping vacation and he will return home at the end of the first day on which it rains. If on the first three days of the vacation the probability of rain on each day is 0.2, what is the probability that Malachi will return home at the end of the day on the following Monday?

A. 0.008
B. 0.128
C. 0.488
D. 0.512
E. 0.640

We are looking for the probability of the following even NNR: no rain on first day, no rain on second day, rain on third day (Monday).

$$P(NNR)=0.8*0.8*0.2=0.128$$.

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